I was googling the earth one day, and while zooming closer into Saskatchewan, my 6 yr old hops into the room to look at the computer screen. "Wow, nice quilt mama" he said. I laughed, "No honey, that's your homeland." Right around Biggar, Saskatchewan, it looks linda like this:
Very pretty! The rest of the province looks all green and white and grey like a Rough Rider fan club. lol But these rusts thrown in are quite gorgeous! I take out my book of woven silk samplers that my fabulous mother-in-law scored for me at a garage sale in Edmonton... and select these...
Not a bad match hey!??
But you know me... I changed my mind about colors and left out the blues so far. I have a lot of embellishing I want to do, but here's the prairie puzzle in it's early stage.
Not all the colors ended up being what I wanted, so I did some tea-staining, onion skin dying and even coffee staining! I LOVE it now! I love the textures too. The field blocks are 4 sections by 2.5 sections square. Can you make them out? The pattern of crops in each block are pretty much the way I saw them. Farmers make amazing quilters! : )
she weaveth she
and night of me